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Austin Bergner racks up nine strikeouts as Whitecaps tame the Loons

The Cubs jumped on Nivaldo Rodriguez for a four-run first inning, and Cory Abbott dominated the Hens lineup on Thursday. A Ryan Kreidler throwing error allowed the Cubs first runner to reach base in the first inning, but Rodriguez allowed two home runs in the inning, so there’s no getting off the hook there. Riley Greene led off the eighth with a double, and eventually scored on a Kody Clemens ground out for Toledo’s only run. Beyond that the lineup managed just six hits. Spencer Torkelson added a double in the losing effort, while Juan Centeno was the only Mud Hen with two hits.